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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Box Office Star: Documentaries Are Hot This Summer

The Hollywood Reporter

By Tatiana Siegel

June 14, 2018


The surprise star of Sundance isn’t quite putting up Black Panther numbers. But Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the subject of Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s doc, RBG, is now a box-office force.

The film, which plays like a superhero origin story that traces Ginsburg’s arc from young mother and Harvard Law standout all the way to the Supreme Court, has nabbed $9.2 million since opening May 4. That makes RBG, bought for less than $1 million by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media, the highest-grossing acquisition of the festival. Read more